Food for Lane County practices earthquake response
EUGENE, Ore. - In the aftermath of a major Cascadia subduction zone earthquake, the local food bank will play a key role providing assistance as the region recovers.
To prepare for the possibility, 60 staff members and 5 volunteers went through a simulated 8.5 earthquake drill at Food for Lane County's main office in Eugene.
The staff did the "duck, cover, hold" drill and then broke off into separate groups to run response scenarios.
The goal: to make sure the agency is able to fulfill its county role in a large scale emergency.
Services director Karen Edmonds said they expect to have role in emergency food distribution if such a quake hits.